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Is it possible to develop a lazy eye without being born with it?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

Usually this happens if the vision is affected, and a sensory exo/esotropia develops.
The eye can also turn in or out in disease states due to muscle restriction, neuro under or over input, muscle hyperactive or weakness.

In brief: Yes

Usually this happens if the vision is affected, and a sensory exo/esotropia develops.
The eye can also turn in or out in disease states due to muscle restriction, neuro under or over input, muscle hyperactive or weakness.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Some causes of amblyopia such as strabismus or cataract are not present to any significant degree at birth but progress and become evident as the patient becomes older. An early eye exam can help identify and treat the cause of amblyopia.

In brief: Yes

Some causes of amblyopia such as strabismus or cataract are not present to any significant degree at birth but progress and become evident as the patient becomes older. An early eye exam can help identify and treat the cause of amblyopia.
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